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Bootstrap Improvements


A complete re-write of the vdsm-bootstrap.


Current status

  • Done
  • Last updated date: 2012-11-28

Detailed Description

Current bootstrap implementaiton is mainly legacy code. Too much bootstrap sequences and low control over the process.

Benefit to oVirt

  • Lower cost of maintenance.
  • Lower cost of support.
  • vdsm-bootstrap as standalone package.
  • Two sequences
    • Bootstrap
    • ovirt-node upgrade
  • ovirt-node registration has no ovirt logic, just “I'm here” notification.
  • Establish a bidirectional channel between back-end and host, no iterative commands nor file transfers.
  • Manual invocation support.
  • Better timeout management.
  • Better logging.
  • Use of yum API.
  • Shorter bootstrap time.
  • More…


Documentation / External references

bug#866889 bug#861575 bug#861576

Ovirt Host Deploy Presentation

Author: –Alon Bar-Lev (Alonbl) (talk) 02:23, 1 July 2014 (GMT)